The Shack is Mobile @ SXSW: Capturing the Event

This is post 9 of 11 in the SXSW 2011 series

The Shack wants to keep you mobile! Comment on this post for your chance to snag a great gadget from RadioShack. 

This is my first time at SXSW and like your mother, I want to remember it forever. I packed a couple of devices that allow me to shoot video, capture photos, and print my memories on-the-go. 

The Flip Video UltraHD 8GB CamcorderI. Love. This. Product. It’s easy to use and fits in your back pocket. You don’t have to fuss with tapes, discs, or any cords – so it’s perfect for hectic times or when you have your hands full. Simply shoot, plug the USB into your computer, share video with your friends or post to YouTube. 

The Polaroid PoGo is the ideal traveling companion since it’s a pocket-size photo printer. It prints a 2X3 inch photo in under a minute and the magic happens without the ink! You can share your memories with your new or old friends right then and there. 

UPDATE: We have selected our winners for this post. Check back for more giveaways! 

This is post 9 of 11 in the SXSW 2011 series


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  • cathy

    I would love to have one of these so I can video my niece graduating from high school as Val. of her class with a 4.0 grade average.

  • Heather H

    Awesome – I’d love to win!!

  • Ben Walker

    Love RADio Shack! Great idea!

  • Doha A

    Of course I take my HTC EVO from RadioShack along for the ride!

  • Isaac

    The Camera would be great right now mine is so old it would be better if I still used film.

  • Toddbbq

    This would be a great item to help my kids with their school projects

  • Kevin Bell

    I always pack a slim digital still camera when our family goes places. We have a digital video camera, but it’s too bulky to be very mobile for some of the things we like to do.

  • danp714

    Polaroid is what I need when the family visit friends. When some of the family say I need a copy of the picture and they can not wait for the Photo shop to deliver the prints by mail.

  • robgin

    I would love to have a camcorder to record my grandchildren!

  • rocky4t

    The Flip Video is a GREAT gadget to have! We bought one a couple of years ago and have used it for many different things. My wife and I are both teachers and use it for school activities and we use it for personal reasons also. I highly recommend them. The mobile printer is new…I’m going to have to check it out. Printing right then and there would be really great!!!

  • Msherrington

    This pogo is pretty cool I am going to have to check it out…. Just like polaroid to keep the instant memories instant after all these years!! God Bless

  • cody

    I really enjoy reading about these these events and products coming out of them! i would love to win too!!!

  • Samantha

    Flip is a great little tool – would love to have one!

  • Jonathan

    I need it. I want it. I gotta have it.

  • Charlotte

    I need one of these too. I am so outdated on video recorders.

  • Amanda Owens

    I actually use my i-phone for my "go-to" camera when I travel or attend events. I’m very satisfied with the image quality! One good thing about using my phone for taking pictures is that I know I won’t forget it at home.

  • Tara

    Very cool products! Really helps make recording and saving memories easy!

  • Chris

    I’ve seen work from a flip camera and they do quite well. Not movie quality but for somethig of that size it’s great. Sadly I only have my phone camera to work with and don’t know if I’ll be able to take videos/pictures while on my trip to yellowstone this year. All by motorcycle =] it’d be nice if I could find something that would work like this but as with everyone money is tight. Right now my memory is my preserver, unfortunately I’ve had concussions so it’s not that great haha

  • Environ2

    This would be awesome!!!!

  • JohnS

    I <3 the Polaroid PoGo. It’s a great product at an amazing price point. I think folks are afraid that it’s expensive when, in fact, they’re very inexpensive. And who doesn’t love the high touch impact of being able to take away a 2×3 Polaroid print? Love it!

  • laura

    it would be wounderful to have this prize! i love radioshack!

  • Tommy

    I would love a Flip.

  • Danielle

    I have an Olympus digital camera that I use to take everywhere. Now my cell phone takes better pictures at 1/4 of the price. Would love to try the Flip for video!

  • William Hoover

    Love to win a Flip to take on family vacations!!

  • Paige

    I love to take photos and videos and to be able to print on this compact printer..WOW how cool are these lil gadgets :)

  • Dena Cantrell

    My favorite memory preserver is my Canon Powershot camera. I love capturing photos and videos of my family, especially grandson, and now that I have another grandchild on the way I can’t wait to capture double the memories.

  • RAD Moose

    I usually just carry my Virgin Mobile LG Optimus V smartphone, as I can quickly take pictures and video then share them with my friends. The Flip Video UltraHD 8GB Camcorder would be a nice addition as I often want to use my phone when at events. Also the Polaroid PoGo would be great to give those around me instant memories =)

  • Jamie

    My family and I are always making videos (check out A Day in the Life of LeNard on We have fun with it and this would make our fun even more fun!

  • Chris

    I typically have some sort of camera with me – usually my dSLR – but I’d like a pocket video camera like the Flip.

    The portable printer is cool – I usually print at home, or send them out – but being able to print on the spot sometimes would be awesome!!!

  • cindy c

    My iphone 4 :)

  • Dave

    I have my Original Droid on me at all times. I always make sure to have it with me because I never know whats going to occur. Recently I helped launch a new Punk/Metal venue and with my phone I recorded some of the bands and took a few photos to share on my facebook profile.

    Unfortunately the quality wasn’t the best. Having a Flip HD would be a huge benefit to have as a tool for our venue. We would use it to promote the bands, our upcoming shows and overall of whats new at the venue.

  • Kelly

    When my wife and I travel, it is a must that she always brings her Kodak camera or at least her pocket video camera. We love capturing special or fun moments.

  • DamonPettit

    Very cool, these are so great and so is RadioShack! This would be great for my review show.

  • Jordan

    These products are really cool! My favorite memory preserver is my android phone that has a 3.2 megapixel camera. I’ve had it for almost 2 years now. I always pack it and the charger. I’ll even bring my charger for short weekend visits with friends because I play with it so much.

  • Kazx1

    I think the flip would be perfect for my family. I keep leaving my video camera at home because it’s such a pain to carry around. With the flip I could carry it on me at all times, which would mean I wouldn’t miss any more special memories!

  • Chantel

    I’ve never heard of this pocket sized no-ink printer! That rocks. I’ve recently gotten a camcorder for work, but the flip would be a great personal recorder. Sign me up!

  • natashajparker

    I never leave home without my Nikon D3000.

  • Brian/Mkbain

    These are great blogging products. To be able to grab and go in 20 seconds and be able to give the riders I am blogging about a printed preview of the shot would be awesome!

  • diana

    my husband would love those and they would compliment our radio shack evos for sure.

  • Deanna

    I love this idea and I would especially love to win this device!!!

  • TScottW

    Really have been looking at these lately. I like the idea of having a great camera in such a small package. Especially when I am out in the woods.

  • zak

    flip digital is top of the line. would be great ti get my web show up and running

  • Deb

    Love the gadgets!

  • rose

    cool!! would love to win!!

  • DianeBa53

    Sadly, too many memories have not been "caught’ and have vanished forever. An example is a wonderful cruise we took in January-we had a great time snorkling, meeting new people and pictures would have said it all.
    Only, duh, I just took my 10 plus year old camera-and it was kind of bulky to carry, so sadly we often left it in the room. Memories were made and the pictures never developed

  • Amrit

    I cannot wait until I can afford a flip camera, because I want to capture the moments of my kids young. I don’t have any videos of myself when I was a baby, but I want my babies to have those memories on tape when they get older.

    Looks like an awesome camera too. Wish I was at the SXSW too.

  • Jodi

    I need a FLIP!

  • ajonesin

    Amazing gadgets from The Shack! Yay!

  • amanda brown

    Those flip gadgets look so neat and convenient. Would be nice 2 have one and capture all the"candid camera" moments w/ the 3 kiddos and spouse.

  • dxo

    I recently returned a camera I wasn’t pleased with and I’m still in the market for a camcorder, so that’s makes me the perfect candidate to win the Flip! ;)


    Would love to give one of these to my son for his 16th birthday !! He is in a band and one of these would be great for catching the action. He could shoot a video and become famous.

  • stizz

    I am the teacher to all my friends who are gaget newbies ~ I would love one of these for pics of my newest grandbaby.

  • sleddoggies2

    grabbing life on the go dont miss a thing in a second with a GADGET

  • cathi

    what an awsome pocket sized product. Look Out Youtube here I come!!!

  • Lacey W

    I always carry my Nikon with me, and my Droid has a decent camera on it as well. I never leave home without either of them, just in case I see something worth capturing in a picture.

    My Fiancé loves to record and capture different scenes that go along with something hes always writing, and he never has a good tool to carry around with him to do so. This would be perfect…

  • Lacey W

    I always carry my Nikon with me, and my Droid has a decent camera on it as well. I never leave home without either of them, just in case I see something worth capturing in a picture.

    My Fiancé loves to record and capture different scenes that go along with something hes always writing, and he never has a good tool to carry around with him to do so. This would be perfect…

  • Jeff

    I love the flip!!! its the best camera ever

  • costana hornbaker

    Have to keep a camera on hand for those picturesque moments. You never know when they will happen!!!

  • Eric

    the Flip rocks my socks… now, only if i had some socks

  • Ricktoon

    I find taking a netbook along provides for a great system for downloading and viewing pictures or video clips and freeing up space on the camera. Also ensures you have a copy of the images to take home.
    How about flipping me a handy Flip Video UltraHD camcorder when you are done with it. Please!

  • Riles

    My Canon P&S and at least a couple SD cards are basically with me at all times.

  • babalu07

    take the flip wherever I drive in NYC. You never know whar is going to hit you

  • salski61

    A great replacement for my shoulder-mounted camcorder

  • Mike

    The 8gb Flip sounds awesome. Prize me please!

  • thomas chan

    I hope i win. Love the " Polaroid PoGo" . This will be ideal for on the go of my kids expression when they are thinking of something fun to do. Hope i’m lucky this time

  • Kathryn C

    I use my Samsung Beauty Shot ISO 600 camera to get shots of places and fun family gatherings.

  • Beth

    I use a digital camera to ‘preserve memories’. I would love to win these items to be able to preserve the memories on video and to be able to print photos quickly! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Nancy

    I have been doing research on the flip. Has good reviews. I’ve been wanting this camcorder for quite sometime. I want to be able to capture all of those special moments that come only once in a lifetime, especially grandkids.

    As for the pogo printer, I purchase one of these for a gift, Of course at "The Shack". The reciever of my gift truely loves it. Now I want one too.

  • Amy L

    Got a great trip coming up to the Southern Caribbean!!!! Would love to capture it on this awesome camera!!!! True That!!!!

  • Tommy

    I would love to win!

  • Tommy

    I would love to win!

  • Tommy H

    Just bought the Flip. Great product. Would love a second! :-)

  • Nichole

    I always have my HTC EVO in hand that i got at the shack it takes beautiful photos and hd video so whenever I need to capture a precious memory ill always be ready!!

  • curtis

    fingers crossed!

  • Li

    I would definitely pack a Flip Cam but too bad I don’t have one :(

  • Chris

    Awesome! My fiance and I our getting married and wanted to get one of these to start documenting our trips and our future life together.

  • Linda

    My photo cam

  • DarkoBWM

    I take my dSLR every where I go (canon t2i). Nothing captures a moment (other than video) like photos :)

  • douglas

    I always travel with a camcorder and camera so i can capture those special moments. My children have.

  • Jim Wiliams

    Always travel with my Sony digital camera and iPad.

  • Gary hsu

    I hope I win

  • Laurel Franklin

    This is a great video camera. I would love it.
    I have a small 80′s device that has football. not sure whats it called.

  • James Shumate

    Sony psp.

  • wuilber

    my htc swift but i like the poloroid pogo.

  • Bessie Burnsed

    I have my Ipad and I use it for playing Angry Birds and yes, It saves my place once I complete games. Also, I had a flip camera and It got swiped. It was amazing.

  • Adam Ayala

    I take the video camera, cell phone, digital camera, and laptop to record and instantly share the memories as quickly as they happen. Oh I don’t own one of them fancy dancy iPhones or whatnot, but I do well for myself when I can.

  • JASON L.

    A camera is a must have.

  • revaskie

    Usually just a digital camera, this would be a great way to catch some live action without lugging around a bulky, fragile camera.

  • joanne

    We are having a surprise 80th birthday party for my dad and the best thing is he has no idea we are all traveling in from out of town. To capture his first reaction on the Flip Video UltraHD 8GB Camcorder would be amazing !!!!!

  • Steve

    Flip video cameras are very cool, and very simple to use, that’s why they’re loved so much! I know I’d certainly love to win one, who wouldn’t?

  • nzski69

    Just wanted to let you know that the Flip is AWESOME!! And so is Radio Shack!!!!!

  • Zach J

    I’d love to win too!!!

  • BB

    The Polaroid Pogo would be really handy!

  • Amrit

    hope I won! Don’t know when you guys announce it though!

  • dave

    that printer is just too cool

  • liz

    Would be nice to have a camera for my two vac trips I’m taking this summer ….. that way I can cone baxk connect it to my tv and relive my experience

  • Shannon Schulte

    Amazing Prize! It’s perfect for video taping kids!

  • olgaLG

    Why yes…I would like a Flip Cam.